Around Town First Day OCTOBER 31, 2014

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Today is the first day the following items have appeared in Around Town. Items are generally published a maximum of five times.)

CAMERA CLUB — The Artesia Camera Club will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. Attendees should bring their cameras for a photo walk downtown. All photo enthusiasts are welcome. For more information, contact Jennifer Duff at 703-1971.
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CHOIR BOOSTERS — The Artesia High School and Park Junior High Choir Boosters will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the AHS choir room. Bulldogs on Revue will be discussed. All parents of high school and junior high choir members are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Melinda Weast at 746-7234.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Around Town is intended to announce events of interest to the general public in Artesia and the immediate area. Announcements of club and non-profit organizations, school activities, government events and church activities are generally included in Around town.)
MEMBER APPRECIATION — In recognition of National Co-op Month, CVE is hosting a Member Appreciation Day until 5 p.m. today at its headquarters, 1403 N. 13th St. Popcorn, candy, door prizes and giveaway items will be available, and attendees will be able to learn about programs, current hot topics, and energy efficiency options for CVE members.
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HALLELUJAH NIGHT — Forever Free Fellowship, 801 Grand Ave., will hold Hallelujah Night at 7 p.m. today. For more information, call 748-8839.
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PAWS & CLAWS — Paws & Claws will distribute spay and neuter certificates to Eddy County residents only beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Animal Shelter, 501 Paddy Wagon Way. Donations are appreciated.
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HALLOWEEN DANCE — The Eddy County 4-H Council will sponsor a Halloween Dance fundraiser to help defray medical costs for Danielle Bailey, an Eddy County 4-H member. The dance will take place from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, in the Eddy County Fairgrounds Community Building. Youth 18 and under are invited and need not be 4-H members; parent chaperones are welcomed and encouraged. Admission is $5 per person. Costumes must be school- appropriate.
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KIDS’ KARNIVAL — Trinity Temple, 15th Street and Hermosa Drive, invites children up to age 12 to their annual Kids’ Karnival from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, for fun, games, a cakewalk, and more. Cost to attend is one current and labeled can of food for the church’s food bank. One can buys 10 tickets. When attending in costume, keep in mind this is a Karnival for young children.
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MEET AND GREET — The public is invited to a meet and greet with Governor Susana Martinez at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at Yum Yum Yogurt, 318 W. Main St. To RSVP or for more information, contact Megan DeLaRosa at 575-840-7274 or megan@susanamartinez.com.
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COMMUNITY THEATRE — The Artesia Community Theatre will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at First Christian Church. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 748-4905.
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CROSS COUNTRY BOOSTERS — The Cross Country Parents and Boosters will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at the old boys’ gym.
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AMERICAN LEGION — The American Legion Post 41 will hold its monthly meeting beginning with a potluck at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at the UVA Hall, corner of Fourth Street and Hermosa Drive.
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YESO PTO — The Yeso Elementary School PTO will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, in the school library. All parents are encouraged to attend.
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KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE — The Keeping the Dream Alive organization will meet at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Artesia Center, 612 N. Eighth St. The public is invited to attend.
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DAV — DAV Chapter 19 will hold its monthly meeting beginning with a potluck at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the UVA Hall, corner of Fourth Street and Hermosa Drive.
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DESK & DERRICK — The Desk & Derrick Club will meet at noon Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the Yates Petroleum multi-purpose room. Lunch will be a Mexican buffet catered by La Fonda. This is a business meeting for members only. The Board of Directors for 2015 will be elected. RSVP by 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, to LaVelta Jenkins, laveltaj@yatespetroleum. com or 748-4468. Standing reservations will apply.
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UVA — UVA Chapter 998 will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the UVA Hall, corner of Fourth Street and Hermosa Drive.
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STREET CLOSURE — Due to construction, Fourth Street will be temporarily closed from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, and Sunday, Nov. 9, from the alley north of 105 S. Fourth St. to Quay Avenue.
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MATS FOR THE HOMELESS — Anyone wishing to aid in making mats for the homeless may meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the First Baptist Church Total Life Center. Grocery bags will be straightened and cut to make “plarn” for mats.
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BULLDOG SAMS QUILT — The Bulldog Sams RV Club is selling raffle tickets for a star quilt made and donated by the Artesia Quilters Guild. All proceeds will benefit local charities. To purchase, see any member or call 746-6890.
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PINE CAR DERBY — The Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest will hold a Powder Puff Pine Car Derby from 9 a.m. – noon Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Carlsbad Program Center, 409 S. Alameda St., Carlsbad. All female participants must bring a ready-to-race car. Cost is $5. The Carlsbad center will be open from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 3 to help with car creation. For more information and to receive a copy of the rules, contact Melanie Lipman at 575-887-2577 or mlipman@ gsdsw.org.
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COUNTY OFFICE CLOSURE — The Eddy County offices will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans’ Day. The sheriff’s department will remain on duty, and the road department will have a crew on call.
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CVE YOUTH TOUR — Applications are being accepted for a CVE youth tour in which at least one high school junior or senior from Eddy or Chaves Counties will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 13-19, 2015, to learn about electric cooperatives, American history and U.S. government. Applicants must be dependents of active CVE members. To apply, visit www.cvecoop.org or visit CVE at 1403 N. 13th St. Deadline is Nov. 14.